Chili cook-offs and free pizza: Boston's best Super Bowl action

SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports

Boston The SKYBOKX 109 GastroSports (Natick) Super Bowl extravaganza will feature a pair of special game day burgers, with a bison burger repping the Broncos and a salmon number in honor of Seattle. Also: six flavors of wings (half-price from halftime until end-of-the-game), including bourbon-glazed and Thai peanut chili. To make you feel better about stuffing yourself, 20% of the day’s food sales will benefit the Park family of Framingham who lost their home in a November fire.

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Row 34 will have a freshly tapped cask of Domaine Dupont French Cider and some next-level snacks from Chef Millan like lobster roe popcorn, Old Bay onion rings, and crispy glazed fish collars (how formal!). Oh, and the raw bar will be in full effect. Get all the tasty details here Continue Reading

Olde Magoun’s Saloon

Olde Magoun’s Saloon kicks off the day with their 9th Annual Sunday Chili Cookoff from 12-3pm.  Bring a gallon of your special chili for a chance to win Bruins and Celtics tickets, beer, and swag. It’s free to attend (and taste), so come early and then stay late for the $14 all-you-can-eat BBQ tailgater (pulled pork, ribs, wings, hot links, sides) starting at 5pm. 


The Sinclair

The Sinclair is offering up some not-your-average Super Bowl party fare: roasted peanuts (kaffir lime, chilis, sea salt), Narragansett corndogs (house coleslaw, Drambuie mustard), and Thai chicken wings (chili-fish sauce, crispy shallots). Round the evening (and yourself) out with some disco tots and fried chicken.

With more than 50 flatscreens and a booming sound system, you will see every scrunched-up Manning face and hear every "OMAHA!" at the Cask ‘n Flagon. Super Bonus: There will be prizes every time a team scores and a FREE appetizer buffet at halftime. Chef Donley Liburd is also cooking up BBQ Tailgate Platters with beef brisket, chicken, baby back ribs, or BBQ pork (pick two = $18, pick three = $26, pick six = Rodgers-Cromartie). More meaty details here


Clerys is throwing down their 3rd Annual Super Bowl Party and Wing Eating Contest. $20 per person scores you a guaranteed table for your group, choice of any two beers, appetizer sampler during the first half, and a pizza buffet at halftime. Still hungry? Then sign up early or a chance to have your name immortalized on the wing trophy. Get your tickets here

Formaggio Kitchen

Are you staying at home and want to draft some pros to do the cooking? Lucky you, because the following places have serious Super Bowl carry-out and catering options from bulk BBQ to wing platters: East Coast Grill, Craigie on Main, The Kirkland Tap and Trotter, Five Napkin Burger, Strip-T’s, and Formaggio Kitchen. Check their websites for details.